Random Music News for Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The crabgrass situation in the front yard is out of control. I miss industrial-strength residential herbicides. (Save your emails; I know they’re bad for the environment.)

And now, the music news.

  1. More on the death of the nightclub (especially in Britain).
  2. Speaking of which, another Toronto club bites the dust. Buh-bye Velvet Underground. When? Soon. (Via Bobby)
  3. The other Velvet Underground–the band–will release a nine-disc version of the Loaded album in October.
  4. Here’s an update on the Japan-based cross-dressing bearded death metal singer named Ladybeard. (Via Tom)
  5. Instagram followers war: Beyonce vs. Kim Kardashian.
  6. Biggest music fan piss-offs.
  7. The shelf lives of boy bands.
  8. Will your next car be driven by an iPhone?
  9. Want to buy a U2/Tony Hawk skateboard? It’s for charity.
  10. Things are rough for middle-aged musicians.
  11. Some people aren’t so crazy about the technology in the new connected cars.
  12. Connect these dots: Lady Gaga. Royal Baby. Breast Milk. Lawsuit.
  13. Want some interesting ringtones for your mobile? How about these new TTC ones created by a McGill student?
  14. Anchor Babies–the band, that is–says “Thanks, Republican party!”
  15. Take THAT, telephone scammer!
  16. Do NOT mess with The Karate Kid, Mr. Trump.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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